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Red Wolves cap Tuesday practice with red zone scrimmage

Jonesboro (ASU) - The Arkansas State Red Wolves capped off the 14th practice of fall camp with a red zone scrimmage on the turf at ASU Stadium Tuesday afternoon.

The Red Wolves worked on all phases of the game in Tuesday's workout, beginning the practice with individual drills.  From there, Arkansas State focused on the running and passing game, pass rush and special teams work before beginning the scrimmage.

The scrimmage opened with the second-team offense going against the first-team defense, then shifted to the first-team offense against the second-team defensive unit.  The scrimmage wrapped up with the scout teams going head-to-head.

"In the red zone live situation, the defense got off to a fast start and got some stops, and I was really pleased with that," said ASU head coach Steve Roberts.  "We have quite a few players on that side of the ball with a lot of experience that are playing extremely hard.  We still have some mistakes that have to be corrected, but they are running to the football, making some things happen and making some big plays defensively."

"The offense finished strong with three consecutive touchdowns to finish the drill, so I was happy with the way they bounced back," added Roberts.  "We made some big plays offensively and took care of the football."

Quarterback Phillip Butterfield hooked up with receiver Taylor Stockemer for a 13-yard touchdown strike, quarterback Ryan Aplin connected with receiver R.J. Fleming on a six-yard slant and running back Frankie Jackson found the end zone from five yards out.

Arkansas State will resume practices Wednesday morning when the Red Wolves take the field for the first of two practices on the day.  The morning workout is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m., with the second practice scheduled for 5:45 p.m.

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